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Mesmerizing Photos Of Ballet Dancers Taking To The Streets Of Chile

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Mesmerizing Photos Of Ballet Dancers Taking To The Streets Of Chile

Omar Z. Robles has taken us around the world with his stunning dance photography. For his latest installment, Robles takes us to the streets of Santiago, Chile.

For Robles, shooting dance in the street is far more interesting than shooting in a studio. The streets hold a certain energy that just can't be replicated elsewhere.

“I photograph on the streets because that is where the history happens. Where the past, present, and future collide,” Robles writes in his blog. “Streets witness laughter, victories, defeats. They are the host of our collective memory. The streets are where we become one with the rest, with the world.”

I photograph on the streets because that is where the history happens.

For Robles, shooting in Chile was especially significant due to the fact that photography has been key in defeating tyranny in the country's past. Though the government has imposed severe forms of censorship in local media, photographer's have played a key role in the country's past.

"Photographers would hit the streets daily, documenting the faces of the ones left in anonymity," Robles reflects. "As a community, their cameras became the strongest weapons against the oppressive system."

"Walking and photographing in those same streets, I had big shoes to fill. I humbly hope the work I created in Santiago rose to the challenge honoring all the great photographers who put their lives on the line aiming for change."

Looking for other ballet portraits? Last time we checked in, Robles was capturing the movements of dancers in the old streets of Cuba.

Follow Roble's photography travels on Instagram or on his website.

Via My Modern Met

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